ARKANSAS

By Nathan Free

Arkansas-

A beautiful state, A natural state, A tornado state.

State Traditions

Toad Suck Daze is an annual fair that raises funds for scholarships. First organized in 1982, the festival is held annually in nearby downtown conway during the first weekend in May. Originally held at Toad Suck park near the Arkansas River Lock and Dam, the festival was moved to the downtown location in 1990 due to flooding at the river and has remained in the downtown area ever since.

Famous Landmark

Arkansas Post was the first European settlement in the lower Mississippi Valley and present-day Arkansas when Henri de Tonti established it in 1686 as a French trading post on the banks of the lower Arkansas River.

Famous People

Bill Clinton was born in Hope, Arkansas on august 19, 1946. Bill Clinton was also the 42nd president of the US. Also the only president to live in Arkansas! Also my dad served his mission in Little Rock, Arkansas and Tennessee!!!

Historical Event

1836 Statehood - The Date that Arkansas was admitted to america - June 15, 1836. Constitution - Arkansas was the 25th State to be admitted to america. State Motto - Regnat populus - motto translated as " The people rule ."

State Song


(You Run Deep in Me)
Written by Wayland Holyfield



October morning in the Ozark Mountains,
Hills ablazing like that sun in the sky.
I fell in love there and the fire's still burning
A flame that never will die.



Chorus



Oh, I may wander, but when I do
I will never be far from you.
You're in my blood and I know you'll always be.
Arkansas, you run deep in me.



Moonlight dancing on a delta levee,
To a band of frogs and whippoorwill
I lost my heart there one July evening
And it's still there, I can tell.



Repeat Chorus



Magnolia blooming, Mama smiling,
Mallards sailing on a December wind.
God bless the memories I keep recalling
Like an old familiar friend.



Repeat Chorus



And there's a river rambling through the fields and valleys,
Smooth and steady as she makes her way south,
A lot like the people whose name she carries.
She goes strong and she goes proud.


Repeat Chorus

Arkansas You Run Deep In Me